Writing Support for Faculty

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Faculty at Lehigh are incredibly productive writers, producing grants, journal articles and monographs. However, we know that this can be stressful and lonely work and we want to offer support.. The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies offers a variety of resources and events to support faculty writing. See below to explore and register for these opportunities.

Internal Supports

Writing Retreats

OVPR organizes and hosts writing retreats for faculty each month. Check out the calendar on our homepage to see our upcoming events. RSVP to vpresearch@lehigh.edu.

Writing Workshops

OVPR organizes and hosts various writing workshops to connect faculty writers and provide feedback on writing projects. Check out the calendar on our homepage to see our upcoming events. RSVP to vpresearch@lehigh.edu to sign up!

Organized Writing Groups

We can help you organize a writing group with faculty on a common topic or interest area. Check out these Tips for Creating a Writing Group. Email us at vpresearch@lehigh.edu if you are interested and include your research idea or area of interest. Check out these Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

Collaboration Assistance

If you are looking to collaborate with other faculty but aren’t sure where to start, we can help connect you. Whether you're new to Lehigh or diving into a new research subject, get information and suggestions about collaboration possibilities. Fill out this google form to get started.

Proposal Consultation

Whether you are new to grant proposals or you are a seasoned pro, we can help you find a grant, talk through ideas, develop a big picture, structure your proposal, and rework sections. Sign up for an appointment with us here.

Proposal Editing

Could your work use a once-over from someone experienced in reading and evaluating grant proposals? Submit your proposal for editing here. Please allow for at least one week before your deadline.

External Supports

National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCFDD)

All faculty at Lehigh have access to NCFDD, an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. NCFDD is dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. Lehigh University’s full NCFDD Resource Guide can be downloaded here.

  • Use NCFDD Monthly Writing Challenges for motivation and to help jumpstart a routine

  • Subscribe to NCFDD's email list for writing help and motivation in your inbox

  • Browse NCFDD's extensive library of career development and writing resources

  • Connect with other faculty through community-based online forums.

Writing Motivation Links

Articles

“Aiding the Writing-Stalled Professor” by Joli Jensen found in The Chronicle of Higher Education 

Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and His Daily Creative Routine” by Maria Popova in BrainPickings

Resources For Tracking Writing Progress” by Auburn University’s Office of University Writing

15 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Write” by MasterClass

Videos

Down About Writing? WATCH THIS! | Writer Pep Talk” by Alexa Donne

Writing Motivation: Who Will Be Next?” compiled by Coffee Break Fiction

How To Stay Motivated - The Locus Rule” by Improvement Pill